Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Chicago Tribune's Crystal Ball
circa January 2005

On January 20, 2005, Chicago Tribune writer Eric Zorn penned a blog post entitled '08 reasons why Obama will run for president in 2008.

Looking ahead almost 4 years, Zorn observes:

  • "Sure, Obama is a huge celebrity now" but his star might fade
  • Democrats would not choose Clinton due to her status as a "poisonously polarizing figure"
  • Senator John McCain will be too old to run for President in 2008
  • "Obama is the Midas of fundraisers" because he had $600k in his campaign fund (Obama's campaign raised $150 million September 2008 alone)
He ends the article with the following:
[Then Obama spokesman Robert] Gibbs denied again Wednesday that Obama will run in 2008.
Don't you believe it.
Thanks, Ryan!

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